Random Act of Kindness

This morning as I walked my daughter to school we got caught in a sudden downpour of rain. There were a few clouds in the sky but nothing menacing enough to indicate rain (we rarely get rain here). It was a gentle but steady downpour and we just decided to walk quickly. A lady approached from the other direction having just dropped her son off at school, she saw my daughter with her sweater with no hood and my toddler in the stroller semi-covered and decided to turn back and walk with us covering the girls with her umbrella. Not a moment later did we come upon an older lady walking her dog that also got caught off guard in the rain. She immediately took off her sweater and covered my toddler’s legs that were getting wet from where the stroller cover didn’t reach her. I asked where I could return her sweater to on my way back. She told me there was no rush and to leave it with the seamstress just up the road.

On the way back home, we had to seek shelter in a local business for a few minutes until the heavy rain slowed back to a light sprinkle. The lady with the umbrella walked us home and as it turns out she lives in the building directly across the street from us. We had a really nice talk, it was nice to talk to someone that I otherwise might not have met. She gave me a big hug and ran off to get out of the rain that was picking back up.

I was so touched and thankful that these two women I’d never met lent me a helping hand. The lady with the umbrella could’ve easily walked passed me opting out of the half-mile trek back to the school she’d just left. The older lady could’ve decided to hurry back home as quickly as possible. Each made the choice to do something small but selfless. I love the old adage “it takes a village to raise a child” and today the village came to my aid in an unexpected way. In a time that seems more socially disconnected than ever, it was a warm reminder that people care. I encourage you not to hesitate to lend a helping hand in your village. ❤

What’s the last thing your village did for you or your family? When’s the last time you helped someone in your village? When’s the last time you noticed someone could have used a helping hand? Do you act on opportunities to help your village? How connected do you feel with your village? What can you do to change, improve, or maintain that? Feel free to share in the comments!

13 Replies to “Random Act of Kindness”

    1. It was so thoughtful! It wouldn’t have been the end of the world but it’s nice that my daughter didn’t have to sit through class with wet hair and that my youngest was warm with the sweater. It wasn’t bad at first, we were laughing in the light rain but it got chilly and uncomfortable quickly as it started to rain harder 😮

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  1. What has someone done for me? A number of people have posted inspirational things that I’ve read this morning…you are among those people…thank you!!!! And, in response to me celebrating some great news one of my friends shared with me, his abject appreciation for my friendship was so touching and it let me know that I am uniquely qualified to make someone’s world a better place…that is the best encouragement/validation that it is the right thing to do the thing your intuitively are moved to do and/or say 🙂 You have such a beautiful heart…much appreciated 🙂

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    1. I love it!! That’s awesome, you must feel so good right now! Awwww thank you, I’m so humbled to be able to contribute to the good in the world around me on whatever scale it may impact people. Thank you for sharing ❤

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  2. A good friend of mine knew I was stressed and gave me a gift card she’d received for a massage. I’m very lucky to have such a wonderful “village” 🙂


    1. Thanks for sharing. Very nice to meet you. I hope you have an amazing time, it sounds like you’re on quite the adventure both in life and your travels. May you be more deeply connected with yourself and inspired coming out of this weekend 💖


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